18 Oct 2015

Brighton is Right On!

True that!
Pink t-shirt £9 from Jack Wills, White and grey t-shirt £4.99 each from Bershka

Me and my DM's

Palace Pier
All lit up

Pretty glassware

Never a truer word said

Could it be any more British!

i360 tower (under construction)

Jack Wills

L'Occitane

Back in Mac

Pretty in pink (!)

Owls say it best

Entry to another dimension?

Well deserved pit stop

History in motion in the ocean

I recently took a day trip to Brighton, in East Sussex. Brighton is a vibrant and laid back sea side town, with lots to see and do, for tourists from further afield and even for me, who lives not too far away.

Brighton is about 50 minutes on the train from my hometown, so I occasionally take a trip to the sea side. I love all the shops, from lot's of high street favourites, to independent stores in the famous Laines.
If you haven't had the pleasure of visiting the Laines, they are lanes (some rather narrow!) just off the main centre of high street shops and boast lot's of great retailers. From gift shops, to cake shops, fashion boutiques and second hand shops. There are so many to visit, it's a shabby chic lovers paradise!

I visited Brighton to have a mooch around the shops, as there are brands such as Bershka, Tiger Stores and Pull and Bear which are the nearest ones to me. One of my favourite shops in Brighton is Tiger Stores. I have only recently discovered this treasure trove of knick knacks. It's so affordable and you can buy stationery, kitchenware and random odds and sods. I tend to always walk away with a random selection of goodies. This time I brought a couple of green and copper tarnished candle holders, a copper effect picture frame and some pumpkin shaped garlands (perfect for my Halloween party!).

Whilst in Brighton I took a walk with Dan along the sea front. Even on a mid October afternoon, it was still a pleasant walk, seeing the new i360 tower which is nearing completion. At the moment it just looks like a rather tall narrow tower, but I believe once it's finished it will have a viewing platform at the top. I'm not too bad with heights, but I once stood in the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth (a ship sail shaped tower with viewing platforms overlooking a busy harbour) and stood on a panel of glass that looks straight down to the ground and I got a bit wobbly legged! But I'm sure the view on the i360 will be worth it.

Dan and myself took a walk past the pier and then, being the typical British tourist, stopped for a cup of tea in Pret a Manger (I LOVE Pret!). After that we visted some of the more 'up market' stores in the area and then took a leisurely walk back to the train station.

I would definitely rate Brighton for a day out, as there is enough to keep you busy and make you feel you deserved that cup of tea after all the at walking!

I'd love to know any towns that you rate, be them near or far from me. It's always great to know about other places to visit!

Love Abbie xoxoxo

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